Students in Eric Lavin’s Italian class at James Caldwell High School’s took the initiative to ask that Mayor John Kelley and the borough council officially commemorate Italian Heritage Month, which began Oct 15. The students requested that the Italian flag be flown on the Village Green. Mayor Kelley and the council readily agreed and the flag raisi...

This month’s featured guests for the "Meet the Mayor" series will be the Basking Ridge chapter of UNICO, the largest Italian American organization in the United States, whose members will talk about Italian Americans' contributions and culture. Italian desserts and coffee will be served. The October "Meet the Mayor" session with Bernard Township Ma...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is sad to announce the passing of Its 1st Vice President, Chief John Lazzara. A wake will be held on Wednesday, October 20th from 3 pm to 8 pm at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home located at 567 Ratzer Road in Wayne. There will be a service on Thursday, October 21st at 10:30am at the funera...

In the summer of 1996, my wife, Luann, and I prepared for one of the most stressful events any parent has to endure. Our daughter, Rosanne, had reached the age that the state of New Jersey believed was appropriate to offer her a driver’s permit. As far as I was concerned, I would have preferred that day to be about 10 years down the road, but Rosie...

Seton Hall University's Catholic Studies Program invites you to travel back in time to more deeply appreciate the past and present, as you tour of Sicily, the Amalfi Coast, and Rome. Dr. Ines Murzaku will lead this 3-credit study abroad tour of sites in Italy that have been most significant to Christian history. The program will take place from Mar...

After the success of "My Big Gay Italian Wedding' in May, the Hawthorne Pride Alliance is ready to embark on its next fundraising production of "My Big Gay Italian Christmas' to be performed on December 10 and December 11 at St. Clement's Church on Lafayette Avenue. "My Big Gay Italian Christmas" is a lasagna made up of a bisexual love triangle, po...

A private party area for up to 50 people and expanded seating section are two of Pascarella Brothers Delicatessen's latest add-ons. The beloved Italian-American establishment run by brothers Anthony and Gino Pascarella, offers sprawling breakfast and lunch menus, which includes homemade breakfast sandwiches, frittatas, the "Jersey Diner" special, "...

Amici Restaurant has a new home in Cherry Hill, one block away from the Italian restaurant's former spot. On Monday night, Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Shin Angulo and Councilman Bill Carter joined Amici Restaurant and Owner/Executive Chef Alex A. Daku to help cut the ribbon at Amici's new location at 312 Kresson Road, according to township officials. T...

Anyhow, if Many Saints really put you in a nostalgic mood, you may want to visit St. Lucy’s parish in Newark from October 15-17, for its annual festival in celebration of St. Gerard. The festival, now in its 122nd year, inspired the season six Sopranos episode “The Ride,” equal parts hilarious and horrifying, mainly because Tony Sirico’s Paulie Wal...

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) will reopen its doors on Friday, October 29, with the first performance of A Bronx Tale The Musical directed by Broadway veteran Richard H. Blake. Based on Oscar nominee Chazz Palminteri’s play and subsequent film, A Bronx Tale is set in an Italian American neighborhood in the Bronx of the racially charged...